Making sense of the rates

PG&E offers two electric vehicle rate plans for residential customers. EV-A combines your vehicle's electricity costs with those of your residence. EV-B involves the installation of another meter, which separates your vehicle's electricity costs from those of your home.


Both EV-A and EV-B are non-tiered, time-of-use plans, which means that the rate you pay is based on the time of day you use the electricity. Costs are lowest from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. when demand is lowest, making this the best time to charge your vehicle. Electricity is more expensive during Peak (2-9 p.m.) and Partial-Peak (7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.) periods. See graphic below for detailed information on EV rate costs and times.


NOTE: Starting July 1, 2019, the EVA rate will be closed to new enrollments.


 



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Making sense of the rates. Lowest cost, ideal charging times - off peak: 11pm - 7am. Partial-peak: 7am - 2pm and 9pm - 11pm. Peak: 2pm - 9pm.
NOTE: Weekends and holidays only include Peak (3-7 p.m.) and Off-Peak (all other hours) periods.

Make an informed decision

Before selecting a plan, it's a good idea to review your current energy usage data and your driving habits. You can check your energy usage by logging in to your PG&E online account.



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RateCustomers who may benefitDescriptionThings to consider

EV-A
(Non-tiered, Time-of-Use)

Higher energy customers (Tier 2 and above) or lower energy customers (Tier 1) who will drive often. If you can reduce your usage from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, this rate plan may be best for you.

Single meter for your home and EV charging. The price per kilowatt-hour varies depending on the time.

Avoid charging during peak hours. To maximize savings, consider shifting other household energy usage to less expensive, low demand hours (see chart, above).

EV-B
(Non-tiered, Time-of-Use)

Customers who want to track their EV charging separate from their home energy consumption with a dedicated meter. If you can reduce your usage from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, this rate plan may be best for you.

Dual meters: one for your household and one for electric vehicle charging. The price for charging varies throughout the day. Your home energy use is measured separately.

Avoid charging during peak hours. Costs for second meter installation may be significant. One-time $100 fee per meter, plus cost to install charging station and second electric panel. Service upgrade may also be required.

All customers who were enrolled in the now closed E6 rate plan as of May 30, 2016 will be able to remain on that rate through 2022. To learn more please visit E6 Closure.


PLEASE NOTE:


  • Residential consumption for customers will vary depending on whether an electric vehicle is charged at work or in public locations.
  • Customers are allowed to change their rate schedule twice in the first 12 months, but after the second rate change they must remain on the new rate for 12 months.
  • If a customer opts to install a meter dedicated to their electric vehicle, they are only eligible for EV-B on that meter. Their house, however, will be eligible for PG&E's other rate plans.
  • EV-A and EV-B customers are ineligible for the following programs: CARE, FERA, Medical Baseline, SmartRate™ and PG&E employee discount.


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